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  1. Thread: Hairy Oak

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    One of my favourite Aussie...

    One of my favourite Aussie timbers......heck....too many to name but hairy oak is bloody lovely and finishes beautifully..... Thanks for sharing
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    Looking bloody amazing as always Brad! The...

    Looking bloody amazing as always Brad!
    The craftsmanship and attention to detail is magnificent. I envy your talent and patience
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    Alas, I can't offer an opinion of living in one...

    Alas, I can't offer an opinion of living in one (sorry) but my thoughts would also be in the futureproofing.....

    Whilst I'm sure it isn't impossible, I would suggest that it would be a lot more...
  4. Thread: Back into it

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    Yeah, I've been looking to place an order with...

    Yeah, I've been looking to place an order with them, but as you say - gotta make it worthwhile ....
    Looking at about 80 kits but then have to get a blessing from the minister for finance
  5. Thread: Back into it

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    Great work Gary - I don't think I've seen that...

    Great work Gary - I don't think I've seen that kit before....looks good.

    I'm trying to kick-start myself back in the shed, and now daylight savings has kicked in I hope it'll be easier....

    Did...
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    Certainly seems we have pulled it together in the...

    Certainly seems we have pulled it together in the last few months..... A couple of years ago we would be lucky to make it past the pool matches but the boys are looking good
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    Not that is wish this upon anyone.....but another...

    Not that is wish this upon anyone.....but another thing to consider us resale...
    Vicmarc seem to hold their value a lot more than any other lathes I have seen (except maybe stubby)
    The customer...
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    Slowly coming out of the winter blues

    Spring is certainly in the air and I'm starting to once again get enthusiastic about turning!!

    Here are a few I've finished in the last little while. Whilst only one is solid timber (conkerberry)...
  9. Thread: Emerging bowls

    by Gabriel
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    I really like these - I'll store it in my 'to...

    I really like these - I'll store it in my 'to try' list....one day :U

    Thanks for sharing, and ripper job! :2tsup:

    Cheers
    Gab
  10. Ripper to hear from you Peter! Glad the van now...

    Ripper to hear from you Peter! Glad the van now has a home - great work.....
    Keep up the good fight
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    I have a rolair ....I think it's a j20plus (can't...

    I have a rolair ....I think it's a j20plus (can't remember exactly)
    I have used it daily (running nail guns - carpenter) for about 2.5 to years now and it still works like a dream. Can happily...
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    Crowie, I have used both Lennox and Diablo. The...

    Crowie, I have used both Lennox and Diablo. The Diablo laster a good 6 months of occasional use (on building sites) but taking precaution not to hit nails....

    The Lennox has been going for a...
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    Quick tip on the blades..... For the past year...

    Quick tip on the blades.....

    For the past year I have purchased 2 carbide tipped blades.... They crap all over the standard jobs! Yes, they're about 25 - 35 bucks a pops but they cut sooooooo...
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    Beautiful bit if timber there mate..... Glad to...

    Beautiful bit if timber there mate.....
    Glad to see you've still got it (whatever 'it' maybe)
  15. Crap..... Was gonna add - Anyone thinking...

    Crap..... Was gonna add -

    Anyone thinking about heading down.....DO IT

    You'll have fun!!
  16. Yup, I had a blast! It was great to see some...

    Yup, I had a blast!
    It was great to see some familiar faces however I do have to apologise. I ran into all you buggers in the first 10 minutes whilst I was on my 'get to Tassie timbers and...
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    I see you're in Melbourne.... Another great...

    I see you're in Melbourne....
    Another great option is to go to pops shed (Chirnside park) and do one of their introduction courses. Really helpful, dips your toe slightly in and you get to have a...
  18. Have you tried an eraser/rubber.... Whenever...

    Have you tried an eraser/rubber....

    Whenever the apprentices mark a deck with a heavy hand we pass them a rubber to make it better.....
  19. Hmm, I see a heck of a lot of negativity here. ...

    Hmm, I see a heck of a lot of negativity here. How about a little support?

    It was asked when the new owners took over that a few items were addressed - a few I can remember were these

    Venue -...
  20. Thread: Opinion poll

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    #1... (Needed the ... As apparently my reply...

    #1...

    (Needed the ... As apparently my reply needed 3 letters.... Well over that now I guess :) )
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    If that's the case then maybe I'll be hitting you...

    If that's the case then maybe I'll be hitting you up for some myself (didn't realise you were a supplier! - even better)

    Pm me some details on price per sheet if you are selling as I'd love to...
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    I have cast a few blanks, but haven't tackled...

    I have cast a few blanks, but haven't tackled abalone yet..... Nay I enquire as to where you got the sheets?

    Dai sensei (Neil) would certainly be a good start point to ask....I'd suggest sending...
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    I really like the flat closed end in this one. ...

    I really like the flat closed end in this one. Most closed end pens I see have a rounded end but this one fits the bill perfectly. I also love how it just looks like a stick if timber with the cap...
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    Yup - not only the cold but it's just damn dark...

    Yup - not only the cold but it's just damn dark and depressing.....
    It has hit the time of year that I leave for work in the dark and return home in the dark. It certainly kills the motivation........
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    Ripper job there Dallas! I have a number of...

    Ripper job there Dallas!

    I have a number of bits in the shed that suffer the same unwarranted overlooking.... They're rough or still in log firm, but once cut dressed or finished they show off the...
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    Yeah.... Very strange.... I noticed the forum...

    Yeah.... Very strange....
    I noticed the forum was going through some upgrades recently so maybe we lucked out and posted at a time that got list in cyberspace.... Ah well...
    (I can't even remember...
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    June, better get turning

    Hey folks,

    Here are a couple I gave managed to finish off. The first was a collaboration with a bloke up in Brisbane. He imports a lot of timber, and enjoys dyes and stabilising. I love the...
  28. Thread: Figured Myrtle

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    I really like your oversized pegs.....very...

    I really like your oversized pegs.....very cool.... (been admiring them for a long while now)

    Some bloody nice figure running through that one
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    CA can be a real bugger to get right.....but once...

    CA can be a real bugger to get right.....but once you find your groove, it generally (sometimes it still doesn't play ball) is a great finish.
    One step I recently added to my CA finish is to wet...
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    Na, they went flying and the like if shavings is...

    Na, they went flying and the like if shavings is getting a little large around the lathe.......
    I could put it in a mold and put a coloured resin over it - but I'd have to paint the tube before I...
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    Epoxy resin in this one - megapoxy hx

    Epoxy resin in this one - megapoxy hx
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    Alas, it wasn't meant to be...... Tried all my...

    Alas, it wasn't meant to be......
    Tried all my traditional chisels before settling on carbide, which could have lead to my undoing.....

    One twig came loose, and a split second later.....bang!
    ...
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    Perfect pens and pencils have it in pump pack...

    Perfect pens and pencils have it in pump pack that can be put in your spray bottles
    Perfect Pens & Pencils

    I recommend their mercury flex ca for finishing too.... Works a treat
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    VICTORIA Heya mate, I'd love to get hold of a 3c and 4c if...

    Heya mate, I'd love to get hold of a 3c and 4c if they're available.

    I'm not too concerned about the rest of the details but they'll help my lonely 5c to feel at home.

    I am about to start a job...
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    Cheers Dallas, yup.... Very green down the...

    Cheers Dallas, yup.... Very green down the peninsula...been raining very heavily this last week - and whilst I manage 10 or 15 mins for some pen things occasionally....I really don't have time to cut...
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    455765 455764 Ok.... It's now June but I...

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    Ok.... It's now June but I promise I finished this one on Friday!!

    One of the most amazing timbers Australia has to offer in my opinion (but there are HEAPS). From the local...
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    Amazing work on that one Brad!! The kitless path...

    Amazing work on that one Brad!!
    The kitless path is yet another wormhole which I'm sure I will dive headlong into one day, but not just yet....

    I really like your nib section - not too many...
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    Very true Euge, done of the nicest...

    Very true Euge, done of the nicest grains/figure/features are on the edges which traditionally wouldn't be used. I'm with Don, I feel bad when I'm putting bark in the firewood pile so every bit gets...
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    Thank God it's still May!

    Ok, I seem to complain that time slips away all too quickly and that shed time doesn't factor into family life too easily....but enough if that .....

    May challenge. I am involved in a few swaps...
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    I have started keeping the bushings on until I...

    I have started keeping the bushings on until I have finished my rough sanding (240) and then swap to my HDPE bushings for final sanding/CA finishing. I noticed (particularly on light timbers, like...
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    Need to find yourself a master craftsman to make...

    Need to find yourself a master craftsman to make you a few heirlooms so generations of your family to come can appreciate the fruits of your labour.
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    Too many amazing pieces to drool over...

    Too many amazing pieces to drool over there.....:o

    Your vault is clearly a woodies wet dream

    Cheers for the pictures
    :2tsup::2tsup:
  43. Thread: Boonaree

    by Gabriel
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    Gidgee, brigalow, Nelia ....loads of arid zone...

    Gidgee, brigalow, Nelia ....loads of arid zone stuff.....and a bit of huon (who could say no to huon?)
  44. Thread: Boonaree

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    Uncle Al, I reckon the beauty would be lost in a...

    Uncle Al, I reckon the beauty would be lost in a pen blank - not to say I won't be trying when I have started cutting it up. :;

    Neil, when it comes time, I may need to call on your expertise as I...
  45. Thread: Boonaree

    by Gabriel
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    Boonaree

    Ok, so I haven't had much shed time I'm the last month or so - but I managed to skip out to a sawmill on Saturday to score a few gems. This guy was liquidating stock he had been building up for 30...
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    You certainly do find some magic in your...

    You certainly do find some magic in your travels!!

    Amazing stuff (and bet the office smelled great), thanks for sharing
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    Certainly one of Australia's nicest burls!...

    Certainly one of Australia's nicest burls!
    Ripper job as always.....
    My fingers are crossed for may however I haven't gotten in the shed yet (dang)

    Cheers
    Gab
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    Ha - price is a whole new can if worms Euge! I...

    Ha - price is a whole new can if worms Euge!
    I am not a regular seller, so if asked I place a price that I consider reasonable for my time and the materials. To some this may be expensive, to...
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    Oh, Brad just tweaked my memory- as far as...

    Oh, Brad just tweaked my memory- as far as difficult goes (I personally haven't tried it yet) snakewood.
    Brosimum guianense from South America.
    Reportedly it is a bit if a bugger to turn and finish...
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    If I started and stopped a clock of a trial work...

    If I started and stopped a clock of a trial work time, I'd suggest a single pen would take about 1.5 hours start to finish. The process I take means a few breaks of downtime though.
    Cut blank...
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